Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bookcase Tour Tuesday - Organizing Your Craft Space

Before I begin, I should be honest, this book doesn't actually belong on my bookcase. It doesn't actually belong to me. It was very kindly lent to me a while back by the ever-so-generous TinnieGirl. It's high time that I return it.

While this book has quite a bit of text, I must say I didn't read much of it. For me, I enjoyed the book for the visuals, the peeks inside other people's creative spaces and how they keep it all ordered.

The book is arranged in chapters of types of crafting and suggests how to arrange your space best for each. Included are; Stained Glass and Mosaics, Rubber Stamping and Stenciling, Scrapbooking, Paper Crafts, Beading, Yarn Crafts and Needlework and Quilting.

Unfortunately, it didn't have a chapter on what I need most, a person who suffers from a serious case of crafting schizophrenia and needs to organise supplies and areas to make bags, jewellery, cards, do some digital design work, as well as arranging stock for two online stores and markets with preferably an area for a playpen for the little one as well. When someone publishes that book - I'll be first in line to buy it!

Other than that, I have really enjoyed the book, revisiting its pages many times to pick out some of the little ideas. While not necessarily original, I love the look of magnetic tins on a metal plate, jars filled with colourful notions and a ladder to display some of my favourite magazines. Mmmm.. now if I can just finish organising my space, maybe I'll get some crafting done...

For more peeks into other people's spaces, Etsy Open Studios is a good start.

Bookcase Tour Tuesday

If you'd like to join in, please do at any time. Add your link to your actual BTT post on Mister Linky below. I have a button made, if you'd like to add it to your blog, drop me a line and I'll send the code to you.


ginevra/occasionalglimpses said...

OK, it's Tuesdays (I'm feeling a bit slow on the uptake)! I'll try and be prepared and ready to participate by next week!

Cathy {tinniegirl} said...

You might have to write the book yourself!

Can't join in at the moment, but perhaps when I get back.

SomedaysSarah said...

Oooh! I remember now reading your post last week and thinking that nobody wanted to hear about the boring (school) books on my bookshelf, but then I realized that I could do a museum/special exhibit catalogue book a week for the next few years without any difficulty... wheee!!

Count me in!

Jacinta said...

Count me in too, though I will have to post and link tonight (Wed) one day late.
Love "Your Craft Space". I really love checking out other people's spaces, and I can imagine spending many hours browsing and getting inspiration.


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